"Still, capped with a diagram for a modern version of Chuan's counting frame made of cardboard, pipe cleaners, and o-shaped breakfast cereal, this makes a good, if sketchy, story reminiscent of Stuart Murphy's popular MathStart series. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The clever fisherman's son who solved The Warlord's Puzzle (not reviewed) returns to get his father out of a pickle—inventing one of the most widely used accounting tools in the process.
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